Amsterdam’s Red Light District

by Stuart Billinghurst I’ve already written about one of Holland’s well-known vices, the drug culture. There is of course another vice which the country is very well known for. Something that brings a particular kind of tourist to certain shady areas of the country, to indulge themselves in special ways. Yes, you’ve guessed it. I’m … Read more

Linda A. Janssen, The Hague

Life has taken many turns but it’s all led to where I am now, a writer and American expat living in the Netherlands. This adventure was a long time coming, and began three years ago when my husband took a position with an international organization here in The Hague. We came when our son was … Read more

Julie, Rotterdam

I’m Julie, 27 years old, French (Parisian). I moved to Rotterdam end of April 2011 to follow my partner who has been transferred over there. What challenges did I face during the move? I didn’t know I must register to the cityhall and give some papers to get the sofi number to be considered as … Read more

Stuart, Amsterdam

My name is Stuart. I’m an Englishman in his early 30s with a well documented reputation for accident proneness and bizarre situation finding. I moved to Holland to start working as a designer in the computer games industry. Originally this was only supposed to be a stay of sixth months but the tempting lure of … Read more

Tiffany Jansen, Utrecht

My name is Tiffany Jansen. Originally from the United States of America, I now live in Utrecht, the Netherlands, with my husband and our dog. I moved to Utrecht early December 2008 after marrying my Dutch husband. We were tired of the long-distance relationship and wanted to live together. He had the better job and … Read more

Arwa Lokhandwala, Rotterdam

My name is Arwa Lokhandwala and I am an Indian expat living in The Netherlands with my husband. We relocated to The Netherlands from India because of my husband’s work. It has been a little more than a year now. The initial paperwork was mostly hassle free but took some time. We arrived in Rotterdam … Read more

Anne Galloway, Bergen

My name is Anne Galloway and I’d like to share a small part of my story of becoming an expat for the first time in the hope that it can help and inspire other expat spouses. I am married with two children who were 10 and 7 when we had to move. I gave up … Read more

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